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the obama administration. the best thing from this slander panel is that it features ben shapiro who gave the fabricateed friends of hamas story, the one that slandered chuck hagel by implying that he had terrorist ties. i guess you teach what you know. then for entertainment its called mine, dig and climb your way back to prosperity where they use a claw to grab at tiny toy globes. as for souvenirs nothing can beat a marco rubio water bottle. yes, $25 for this. then actual attempts at substance, and the thirsty man himself made an appearance today. here he is on science. >> the people who are actually close-minded american politics are people who love to preach the certainty of science with regard to our climate but ignore the absolute fact that science has proven that life begins at conception. >> michael: and speaking of attention-seeking science bashers, rand paul got his 15 minutes today. that's better than 13 hours i guess. he used this chunk of time to bash medical research. >> does it really take $3 million to discover that monkeys like humans act crazy on meth? >> michael: well,
but at a lower rate than it should be. we lost over 700,000 government jobs during the obama administration despite all the right wing talk about him the fact is the deficit is getting smaller and there are fewer and fewer government jobs. the addition of jobs we had last month, 236,000 jobs, 70 those of those were business service jobs. that's a good sign for the future. accountants office workers being hired that employeers expect more business in the future. but the sequester and the press for austerity and the increase of social security tax are all slowing our progress to where we should be. >> michael: of course these companies would be hiring accountants now because they're making so much damn money because they're not paying enough wages to their workers. that's part and parcel of how it works. >> yes remember a fundamental tenant of the chicago school and i went to the chicago school is to get rid of unions, that means driving down wages. i just reported in my column in tax analysts, tax notes, if you take the average increase of income for the bottom 90% of americans from 1966 whe
what he says tomorrow to the people because that is how the obama administration is framing this trip. not as a diplomatic coup, but really as a person-to-person mission. israelis just don't know him. you know-- >> john: especially netanyahu's brother, apparently, who said some very unkind things about the president's stand toward israel. >> well, i think there is suspicion. much of that is based on because there has not been that much of this kind of contact. in 2009 the president went to kay row and gave an amazing speech there and traveled the middle east, but many israelis felt neglected. now he's taking care of that. >> and we know the palestinians feel neglected as well. maysoon let me ask you. we all have high hopes where the president hopes to reignite talk of a two-state solution. but give the amount of settlements has a two-state solution just become a pipe dream. >> first of all i think it's interesting how they're framing the itinerary for the president tomorrow. he's going to speak with the palestinian leadership, and then he's going to give a speech to the israelis. as i
the bush administration, now president obama and his administration the authorization to use force until we repeal that resolution, which is what i'm trying. that has been used for guantanamo bay it's been used for the authorization to use drones and so it's been used close to 50 times now so we need to repeal that. members of the congress now will be more diligent. it's the duty to declare war if we're going commit our young men and women to war. >> what was it like in 2003 to be a member of the opposition to this war congresswoman? you and ron paul were on the same side. how much vitriol was directed your way? >> plenty. one of the things that bothered me about that, i'm the daughter of a 25 year veteran. my dad served in two wars. i'm as patriotic as the next and wanting to make sure our young men and women were not put in harm's way with misleading information is as patriotic as you can get. committing acts of treason how can she go against her government. i say the fundamental right in terms of our democracy is the right to dissent and challenge our government. that's what democracy is
of performance analyst. >> hal: is this a strategy by the obama administration and obama himself because you have the secretary of defense who was a grunt, secretary of state who was on a gun boat and ultimately exchanged fire with the enemy in vietnam, these are probably the first of their kind to reach this level -- >> and i think it's -- it's quite revelatory that we have these guys in these positions going into the tenth anniversary of iraq. >> hal: right. and is this a specific choice of this president as opposed to a happy accident. if we goes maybe if we have guys who were involved in war on the down side of it -- >> on the delivery end. >> hal: right. maybe their decision-making procession will be slightly more educated? >> yeah, i think there are a couple of things. i think hagel got nominated at least in part because a lot of the job of the secretary of defense going forward is going to be caring for the people who fought the two wars and having somebody who served the way he did is a good idea. and kerry was the obvious choice once the other thing blew up. >> h
. a lot of us, including myself have faulted this administration and this president for not doing more about -- not even trying to do anything about gun safety during the first four years of the obama administration. but at least, after newtown, after newtown, the president i mean, he went after tucson after gabby giffords, gave a great speech. did nothing. after newtown, he went up there, that had -- that shook up the entire nation and the president got his resolve and he came out and he said, you know we've got a lot of things we ought to do in this area of gun safety to protect our children, which is our number 1 responsibility. we have to talk about closing those loopholes and background checks and making sure that every gun purchase is accompanied by criminal background checks. we have to do something about these straw purchases and make that a more serious crime and eliminate them if we can. we have to do something about these high-capacity magazines. we have got to do something about these assault weapons. i mean, so it's not just one measure. it's
people who don't like the obama administration's use of drone on the right not because they're worried about collateral damage, because quite frankly, they shoulder brush those ideas. it's because they think we need to be there on foot and own that land, which brings me to the drum beat, the reason i wanted to take her call specifically, and it just was lucky that she was kind of in cue as far as how long she'd been on line was that we're hearing the same kind of drum beat around syria right now. i think it's reuters putting up this thing. jacki: on senator graham and mccain shockingly. hal: exactly. [ laughter ] jacki: who want to go to war against everybody. hal: there's been a charge by the syrian government that rebels have been employing nuclear weapons and they've been floating this as a false flaggish kind of thing our soldiers are getting gaged by the rebels. jacki: i thought it was the other way around. hal: our concern is that hasaad has them and is going to use them. they are saying the rebels themselves supported by the u.s. and others are using chemical weapons on governme
the meeting at the white house today. that's pretty heady stuff. but with everything that president obama has on his plate right now, are you confident that the administration can move this issue forward? >> i am very confident they can move forward but only if legislators hear constantly that 90% of us support background checks, but we aren't making as much noise as the members of the nra who are acting on fear. but if that happens i'm confident it would help. >> michael: i'm imagining you sitting in a congressman's office, thinking about all of the things that you were saying and the emotion, but then the nra people come up there and they come with money. and this is what you are sup against. for the 2012 election it spent . . . what can you and your moms do to counter that? >> a lot of people said the 2012 election was going to be determined by money, and it wasn't. it was determined by women and moms who wanted a different future for their children, and when it comes to the midterms and all of the other elections that are going to be coming up if we ban together rega
workers it comes to mind that president obama nominateed tomas perez secretary of labor. does he help with what you're talking about? >> oh absolutely. 's terrific lawyer. we worked together in the clinton administration. he really understands these issues. i think that you're going to see a very forceful advocate, and someone who is very knowledgeable and can really help the administration navigate in the coming months the negotiations on this issue of immigration reform. >> michael: and do you think then that we will see comprehensive immigration reform this year? >> you know, i have been working on this issue for over ten years, even when i was in the white house, you know, 13, 14 years ago. so i am cautiously optimistic, but the real--i actually saw what i guess boehner said something today about the secret committee in the house that is also very close to negotiating something, the bipartisan group. that is the first sign of that i've seen. it will be the house republicans who are worried about tea party challenges, challenges from the right. they will be the obstacle. if there c
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